Not Just Against Wrinkles: The Multi-Benefits of Botox

For The Sake of Beauty and Health 

Men and women seek Botox treatment for its most popular and sought-after outcome: to reduce or remove facial wrinkles to be able to look younger. This has put Botox as one of the most in-demand treatments in the beauty industry, though many may not know that it can also be used in several health conditions. Let’s find out more about it.

Botox involves a non-surgical procedure where small amounts of this are injected into a muscle to temporarily relax it from contracting continuously. Botox intercepts the unconscious firing of the nerve endings. Hence, it is most popularly used to prevent or reduce facial wrinkles like frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Optimal results are obtained with regular treatments every 3 or 4 months. 

However, Botox was also discovered to treat certain medical problems. People have obtained some degree of satisfactory results when using it for dystonia, eye spasms, TMJ (or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction), bruxism, migraines, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, among other conditions.

Dystonia or involuntary muscle contractions can be treated with Botox as it can temporarily weaken dystonic muscles, thereby allowing them to relax and the person attains more normal posture and function. It can affect the hand, arm and leg, or can be multifocal. Blepharospasm is a type of dystonia that affects the eyelid muscles, resulting in uncontrollable blinking. 

There are those who suffer from bruxism, also called teeth grinding or clenching, which can cause tooth enamel erosion in the long run. TMJ may be a consequence of bruxism, where the chewing muscles can become sore and painful. Botox may be able to relax these muscles and alleviate the discomfort. Botox can also treat migraines by injections into the cranial and facial areas. 

Some people who suffer from over-sweating can resort to Botox as it blocks the nerve signals responsible for sweating, hence reducing too much sweat output. Likewise, an overactive bladder can benefit from Botox. There are those who could not control their urination, or unable to collect urine in their bladders that are in a  continuously contracted state. 

So you see, Botox is not just for wrinkles. However, Botox still is the wonder, age-defying drug most sought after for beauty and confidence’s sake. 


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